HRExaminer v9.06

Our brains still operate on 400,000-year-old software designed to address being eaten by saber tooth tigers, not sabotage from conniving coworkers. Humans are unpredictable. It’s a problem, because business is addicted to certainty. Read, Addicted to Certainty - HR’s Curse and Blessing.


Heather Bussing writes, “More people kill themselves in the US than die in car wrecks.” Chances are, someone you work with is depressed.


John Sumser speaks with Alan Stukalsky, the Chief Digital Officer for Randstad North America. Listen to Alan Stukalsky on HRExaminer Radio.


HRIntelligencer 2.05 Highlights: This issue offers 7 articles that belong in your AI bookmarks list. From a straightforward introduction to AI to a course from the father of the field, the pieces form a nice starting point.


On HR Tech Weekly: Workday Ventures Announces $250 Million Fund and new Leadership Appointments, Joveo Raises $5 Million, Spot launches a chatbot to combat workplace harassment, and Lead 2018 Inspired by HR.com.
 

Chances are, someone you work with is depressed

On February 8, 2018, in Discrimination, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Policies, by Heather Bussing
The important thing to understand is that HR is not in a position to make the determination as to whether someone is depressed, or whether the depression is potentially protected as a disability.
 

Addicted to Certainty – HR’s Curse and Blessing

On February 5, 2018, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Paul Hebert, by Paul Hebert
“Our brains are coded to do one thing – help us survive. Unfortunately, they still operate on 400,000-year-old software designed to address being eaten by saber tooth tigers, not sabotage from conniving coworkers.” – Paul Hebert
 

HRExaminer v9.05

On February 2, 2018, in Editorial Advisory Board, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Jason Lauritsen, Radio, Rob May, Weekly, by John Sumser
There are still a lot of misconceptions about both the technology and the human impact of deploying A.I. within companies. This week, we look at The Human Side of Implementing Artificial Intelligence.


Jason Lauritsen writes, “Work isn’t something we do, it’s who we are. You can’t get more personal than that. When it comes to our work, it is never ‘strictly business.’” Work is Personal, Act Accordingly.


John Sumser writes, “The fundamental question in Recruiting is not whether you have the best possible candidate, but when you should stop looking.” Recruiting Is Optimal Stopping.


HRIntelligencer 2.04 Highlights: The HR and Recruiting marketplace is awash in jargon about “AI.” This week’s articles are a breather. The tutorial section, with its bits about model robustness and expectation setting, are the gems.


On HR Tech Weekly there are many acquisitions to cover, including: SAP and CallidusCloud, MOVE Guides and Polaris, PeopleAdmin and Performance Matters, and PeopleStrong and GrownOut. Also, PageUp Launches PageUp Express, and HR Tech Conference owner LRP partners with Zukunft Personal.
 

Work is Personal, Act Accordingly

On January 31, 2018, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Jason Lauritsen, by Jason Lauritsen
When it comes to our work, it is never “strictly business.” I’m not sure where the idea started that work (or business) and personal lives are separate. It seems so disconnected from reality.” – Jason Lauritsen
 

The Human Side of Implementing Artificial Intelligence

On January 29, 2018, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Rob May, by Rob May
For buyers of AI technology, the two largest gaps in expectations vs. reality are the capability of A.I. today and what implementation of these tools looks like.
 

HRExaminer v9.04

We’re not the average. Susan LaMotte explains how hiring managers, HR Leaders, and even CEOs are consistently trying to build their own employer brands. But here’s the problem: Employer brands can’t be built in boardrooms. Read, The Call of the Average Worker: Hint — it’s Not You.


The UK government never did any scenario planning for Brexit. The UK government didn’t even plan for the possibility of losing the referendum. Felix Wetzel shares his Lessons in Scenario Planning from Brexit that could save your organization.


HRIntelligencer 2.03 Highlights: This issue is full of evidence that bias can’t be contained as easily as some claim. The problem is multilayered.


John Sumser speaks with Iain Scholnick, the founder and CEO of Braidio, a cloud-based collaborative learning platform. Listen to Iain Scholnick on HRExaminer Radio.


On Episode 156 of HR Tech Weekly: ADP acquires WorkMarket, Global Insurer AXA Acquires Maestro Health, Hyr Raises $1.6 Million To Help Retailers Embrace The Gig Economy, and Facebook rolls out global privacy settings hub for GDPR.
 

Lessons in Scenario Planning from Brexit that could save your organization

On January 25, 2018, in Editorial Advisory Board, Felix Wetzel, HRExaminer, by Felix Wetzel
“It doesn’t matter how great a manager you believe you are: if you are not aware of the external environment, if you don’t anticipate the changes, you will struggle to fulfill your potential.” – Felix Wetzel
 

The Call of the Average Worker: Hint — it’s Not You

On January 22, 2018, in Editorial Advisory Board, Employment Branding, HRExaminer, Susan Strayer LaMotte, by Susan LaMotte
Here’s the problem, employer brands can’t be built in boardrooms. It’s time to get grounded, get real, and be strategic about building your brand.
 

HRExaminer v9.03

On January 19, 2018, in Bob Corlett, Editorial Advisory Board, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
Hiring Suffers From Too Much Feeling and Not Enough Thinking. This week, Bob Corlett explains where to add ninety-minutes of hard thinking into your hiring process.


For the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday this week we published his landmark speech from August 1963, The Dream.


John Sumser speaks with Maia Josebachvili, the Vice President of Marketing and Strategy at Greenhouse. Listen to Maia Josebachvili on HRExaminer Radio.


John’s Guest On Episode 264 of HRExaminer Radio is Abakar Saidov, the co-Founder and CEO of Beamery.


On Episode 155 of HR Tech Weekly Ceridian moves towards IPO, Workday Acquires SkipFlag, Battery Ventures Invests in PageUp, Tech entrepreneur Bhavin Turakhia invests in PeopleStrong, and Stacey and John discuss Cybersecurity and WFM.